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The Unicystic Ameloblastoma: A Clinicopathologic Study of 52 Cases. daneshvarmed. 2007; 15 (71) :17-24
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-944-en.html

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Introduction: Unicystic ameloblastoma is a subtype of ameloblastoma with some differences in clinical behavior such as lesser recurrence rate and aggressiveness. This lesion has 3 types: luminal, intraluminal and mural. The diagnosis of unicystic ameloblastoma is based on histopathology and radiological characteristics. Objective: This study attempts to determine the prevalence of unicystic ameloblastoma and its relationship with age, gender and the location of unicystic ameloblastoma subtypes. Material & Methods: This retrospective and case series study was performed in oral and maxillofacial pathology in pathology department of dentistry faculty of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in which medical records of the patients were assessed from 1967 to 2004. The age, gender and location of unicystic ameloblastomas were registered from medical records and analyzed by SPSS software. Based on the histopathology pattern, studied cases were classified into luminal, intraluminal and mural. Results: The findings of this study demonstrated that 30 (57/7%) lesions were in men and 22 (42/3%) in women Moreover, 51 (98/1%) located in mandible and 1 (1/9%) in maxilla. The age range (35/3%) was 20-30. On the basis of lesions variation, 75% of lesions were mural, 7/7% intramural and 17/3% luminal. Conclusion: The prevalence of unicystic ameloblastoma was prominent in men, mandible and third decades of the life. The investigation on the biologic behavior of this lesion is an important step for detecting various existing pattern of unicystic ameloblastoma.
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